Looking for a few great children’s books about weather? Here are a few terrific books that will answer your child’s questions and inspire them to hunt for more answers. From picture books for the very young to resources that the older child can appreciate, there’s sure to be something here that’s just right for your aspiring meterologist.
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A group of children experience a summer storm in this delightful picture book for young children. Lots of sound effects that your child will adore.
In the video below, Jana Herko from the Children’s Literacy Initiative recommends these books about the weather for young children. Watch the video to see what she has to say about them.
One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest
How the Weather Works
Older children will appreciate learning “why” the weather behaves the way it does. These excellent books will get them started.
Can it Really Rain Frogs: The World’s Strangest Weather Events
How Artists See: The Weather: Sun, Wind, Snow, Rain
Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change
Inside Weather (Inside Series)
DK Eyewitness Books: Weather
Youngsters can learn more about forecasting the weather from these books. They’ll learn how the professionals do it — and maybe do a little forecasting themselves!
Storm Tracker: Measuring and Forecasting Weather
Weather Watching (Collins Discover)
Doppler Radar, Satellites, and Computer Models
Forecasting the Weather (Measuring the Weather)
Forecasting (Science of the Skies)
For a child who likes projects and experiments, these weather books are ideal. (And wouldn’t they make great science fair projects?)
Janice VanCleave’s Weather
Weather Projects for Young Scientists
Wild Science Projects about Earth’s Weather
Hands-on Science Projects
Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy & Wonderful Activities
Meteorology Projects with a Weather Station You Can Build
Janice VanCleave’s Great Science Project Ideas from Real Kids
Janice VanCleave is the author of a great series of books of science projects and experiments. This book of Science Project Ideas gives you over 40 suggestions, along with tips and techniques for setting up your project.
Kids like the dramatic, and they’ll be enthralled with these books on extreme weather. It’s fascinating material that will help reinforce their love of reading.
Extreme Weather (Insiders)
DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane and Tornado
Navigators: Extreme Weather
Electrical Storms (Extreme Weather)
Weather Watchers: Climate Scientists (Extreme Scientists)
Chasing the World’s Most Dangerous Storms (Extreme Explorations!)